Department of Library and Information Science (Established in : 1961)
Contact Details :
University Library Building
Thiruvananthapuram- 695 034
Tel: 0471 2308034
The Dept. of Library and Information Science started in 1961 is one of the early depts. established by the University of Kerala. The dept. provides learning opportunities and undertakes research projects in concept and techniques related to diverse areas in LIS. It also undertakes a number of continuing education programmes such as Refresher courses, workshops etc. for working librarians in order to update their knowledge in the recent developments and to provide better services to the user community. The department offers the academic programmes viz MLISc., M. Phil and PhD. The dept. has so far given training to more than 1500 professionals at various levels to manage different types of libraries on scientific lines. It has produced 19 PhDs, 22 MPhil and 250 Post graduate research studies (MLISc) and has completed around 10 research projects in LIS. The Dept. has a good collection of books and periodicals in the dept. library and is equipped with audio visual communication system. The dept. maintains a well established InfoTech Lab with server and more than a dozen computer systems. A peer reviewed journal Journal of Information Science & Technology is also being published from the dept.